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Author Woodall, James R., 1929-

Title Texas Aggie Medals of Honor : seven heroes of World War II / James R. Woodall ; with a foreword by James F. Hollingsworth
Edition 1st ed
Published College Station : Texas A & M University Press, ©2010


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 179 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Williams-Ford Texas A & M University military history series ; no. 132
Williams-Ford Texas A&M University military history series ; no. 132.
Contents The search for the Texas Aggie Medals of Honor -- History of the Medal of Honor -- Lloyd Herbert Hughes Jr., Class of 1943 -- Thomas Weldon Fowler Sr., Class of 1943 -- George Dennis Keathley, Class of 1937 -- Horace Seaver Carswell Jr., Class of 1938 -- Turney White Leonard, Class of 1942 -- Eli Lamar Whiteley, Class of 1941 -- William George Harrell, Class of 1943 -- Appendices -- A. Medal of Honor citation: Lloyd H. Hughes Jr. -- B. Medal of Honor citation: Thomas W. Fowler -- C. Medal of Honor citation: George D. Keathley -- D. Medal of Honor citation: Horace S. Carswell Jr. -- E. Medal of Honor citation: Turney W. Leonard -- F. Medal of Honor citation: Eli L. Whiteley -- G. Medal of Honor citation: William G. Harrell
Summary "Jim Woodall's Texas Aggie Medals of Honor is a one-of-a-kind, scintillating story of seven innocent young Texas Aggies who went off to war and became heroes of the highest order. In a superbly organized and researched effort, Woodall tells their stories with completeness and eloquence ..
"Aggies of all ages will find it a wonderful read and so will people who are interested in military history, national security or sacrificial service. It is a wonderful book! Don't miss it."--Thomas G. Darling' 54, Major General, USAF (Ret.), Commandant Emeritus
"Colonel Woodall has delved deeply in writing the story of Texas A & M's seven Medal of Honor recipients. He brings to this task a life experience, an understanding, a commitment, and compassion like no other. This is a remarkable story, well told!"--Henry C. Dethloff, Professor Emeritus, Texas A & M University; author of The Centennial History of Texas A & M University and Texas Aggies Go to War: In Service of Their Country
Every Medal of Honor represents a story of gallantry, courage, and sacrifice. Conceived in the early 1860s, the Medal of Honor, awarded "in the name of the Congress of the United States," has been presented to 3,467 members of the United States armed forces. Seven of the 464 Medals of Honor awarded during World War II went to Texas Aggies
Texas Aggie Medals of Honor will undoubtedly be of great interest to former students of Texas A & M University, members of the Corps of Cadets, and others associated with the university and its distinguished tradition of military training and service. But the book will also hold great appeal, in the words of one advance reader, "to those interested in the nation's highest award for valor and the individual stories of ordinary men who did extraordinary things when confronted by life-threatening situations in combat."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Texas A & M University -- Students -- Biography
Texas A & M University
Medal of Honor -- Biography
World War, 1939-1945 -- Medals.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Biography.
Heroes -- Awards
Heroes -- Texas -- Biography
HISTORY -- Military -- General.
Armed Forces
Heroes -- Awards
Medal of Honor
United States -- Armed Forces -- Biography.
Texas -- Biography
United States
Genre/Form Biographies
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781603442534